Dividend Stocks

Some dividend stocks pay a very appealing yield — but at what price? Some of the classic dividend stocks look pretty weak from an investing perspective. For example, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a very cautious analyst consensus. So does General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). If you are going down the dividend route,
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TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) has become a quietly impressive stock. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based retailer operates chains such as TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and HomeGoods. TJX stock price steadily rose from November 2017 until early September 2018. The rally occurred so slowly that it escaped the notice of most stock analysts. However, now that Wall Street has taken
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Vermilion (NYSE:VET) is a Calgary, Alberta-based company that explores and produces natural gas and oil. Its primary operations are in Canada with additional fields in the Powder Basin in the Western U.S. as well as in Australian and in Europe. Many years ago, Vermilion stock was a high-dividend-paying stock structured as a Canadian Income Trust
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In this day and age, dividend investors looking for high-dividend stocks shouldn’t limit themselves to U.S. companies only. Some of the best dividend stocks over time have been foreign issuers. And that’s still the case at the moment. Admittedly, overseas dividend stocks can be more complex. Exchange rate fluctuations affect the actual dividends received by
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Before there were tech giants like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), there was International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM). An investment in IBM stock might just be a better investment that any of those “new” giants. IBM doesn’t attract an enormous amount of interest from investors lately, partly because the stock has been treading water for most of this decade. But
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As recently as January 2017, General Electric (NYSE:GE) traded for more than $30 per share. It has subsequently lost almost two-thirds of its value. The last time GE stock collapsed this badly was during the worldwide financial crisis. GE, which at the time owned a major finance business, was understandably affected by the crisis. This time
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In early June of this year, J.P. Morgan strategist Marko Kolanovic made a startling statement. Since March, President Donald Trump’s tough stance on fair trade practices have evaporated more than $1 trillion in market value. Such a drastic impact exponentially raises interest in safe dividend stocks to buy. Of course, since Kolanovic’s analysis went public,
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IBM (NYSE:IBM) continues to deepen its focus on artificial intelligence (AI). The Armonk, New York-based technology giant just announced an enhancement to its Watson AI technology that explains the decision-making process of its system. However, despite the potential of Watson, IBM stock has struggled with anemic growth. Given Big Blue’s history, Watson will likely become
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Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) is a company trying to rebirth itself and that’s a tough act for any company. Known for its switches, routers and other hardware, CSCO stock was slow to awaken to the major changes in the technology markets that went from businesses buying and owning their own in-house equipment to subscribing to outsourced
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